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Barcelona Premium Small Group Tours

Day Trip from Barcelona to Madrid with Prado Museum Visit Included

  • The opportunity to discover the wonders of Madrid in just one day.
  • Enjoy on board of the fastest, ecological and comfortable high-speed train from Barcelona to Madrid in just 2.5 hours (reaching 300 km/h)
  • An intimate experience with the masterpieces at the Prado Museum.
  • Culinary delights at San Miguel Market.
  • A journey through time in the Barrio de las Letras and the Austrias district.
  • Glimpses of the Royal Palace and the vibrancy of the Gran Vía.

169.99 € per person

Duration: 13h

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Program

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Discover Madrid in just one day! Embark on a high-speed train journey from Barcelona and dive into the cultural
gems of Spain’s capital, from the art-filled Prado Museum to the historic heart of the city. Have fun and feel
unique in your experience on a Premium Small Group tour.

Day Trip to Madrid

You simply can’t come to Spain without experiencing the soul of its capital, Madrid—and what better way to do it than in just one day! Departing from Barcelona, a mere 2.5-hour journey on a comfortable high-speed train takes you to the heart of Madrid, a city bursting with energy, history, and cultural richness. The day begins with an intimate encounter with art history at the world-renowned Prado Museum. Wander through galleries that speak volumes, filled with masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, and Bosch. Each artwork offers a window into different epochs, each room a chapter in the grand narrative of European art.

Next, be swept off your feet by the culinary vibrancy of the San Miguel Market. Surrounded by the sound of clinking tapas and the chatter of locals, find a gastronomic heaven where each stall offers a new taste sensation. Literature comes to life in the charming Barrio de las Letras, once the stomping ground for Spanish literary greats like Cervantes. As you walk its streets, you’ll feel as if you’re inside the pages of a Spanish classic, each stone and each corner humming with stories.

The journey takes a royal detour as you wander through the Austrias district, stopping to marvel at the grand facade of the Royal Palace. The air here is thick with historical grandeur, from the cobblestones underfoot to the intricate sculptures that adorn the palace. The pulsing heart of Madrid, the Gran Vía, is your destination. This bustling avenue, a blend of modernity and tradition, is where Madrid truly comes alive. Take a moment to admire the eclectic architecture and the hustle and bustle of city life.

As dusk turns into evening, your high-speed train will be ready to transport you back to Barcelona, providing you with a comfortable setting to reflect on your incredible day. You’ll find yourself replaying each extraordinary moment of your whirlwind love affair with Madrid, solidifying the truth—you simply can’t visit Spain without discovering the allure of its captivating capital.

Timings

06:40 – Meeting point at Avinguda Josep Tarradelles 1, 08029 Barcelona
07:00/08:00 – Departure from Barcelona Sant to Madrid in fast-speed train
09:30/10:30 – Arrival in Atocha “Almudena Grande” train station.
10:00 – Visit to Prado Museum – 2 hrs
12:00 – Walking tour Barrios de las Letras and Madrid Old town – 2 hrs. Passing through: Cibeles, Barrio de Las Letras, Plaza Santa Ana, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza de la Villa, Catedral de la Almudena, Palacio Real, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza España and Gran Via.
14:00 – Free time to enjoy the city on your own.
18:00/19:00 – Departure from Atocha “Almudena Grande” train station to Barcelona Sants
20:30/21:30 – Arrival in Barcelona Sants
21:30 – Finish the experience.

Conditions

  • Please, be at the check in point 20 minutes before departure time.
  • The maximum number of people per group is 10.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a minimum of people required to operate the tour. In the event that this minimum is not met, customers will be offered an alternative date, another tour of equal or superior value, or a full refund.
  • It's essential to arrive well in advance of the train's departure time. The train's departure is fixed and will not wait for delayed passengers. If you fail to arrive on time, you will unfortunately miss the entirety of the tour, and no refund will be provided. We recommend planning with ample margin to avoid any inconvenience.
  • Full name of each passenger and Passport/ID number is mandatory to confirm the booking.
  • The departure time will be coordinated on trains between 07:00 am and 08:00 am. Please provide a valid telephone number to contact you at least 48 hours before the experience to complete the pre-check in process.

Included

  • Round-trip high-speed train tickets between Barcelona and Madrid
  • Guided visit to the Prado museum
  • Expert guide fluent in English and Spanish
  • Walking tour of Madrid’s iconic neighborhoods and landmarks

Not Included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Meals and drinks
  • Hotel pick up

Aditional Info

  • Available: Daily except Saturday
  • Duration: 13h
  • Departure: 7:00 am
  • Languages: English & Spanish
  • Child Policy: 0-3 years old: free of charge
  • Available: 48 hours free of charge.

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